Graciela G. Meibar
Graciela G. Meibar is vice president of global diversity for Mattel, Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys with approximately $6.8 billion in annual sales.
In her role as vice president of global diversity, she has developed a global diversity strategy for Mattel, helping Mattel address its need for a truly diverse employee population.
is responsible for rolling and implementing all aspects of this strategy.
lead a comprehensive diversity review focusing on gender intelligence; has established seven employee resource groups with a strong tie to the company and providing business results; has also developed strategic community relations to ensure Mattel
leadership is prevalent in the Los Angeles community, as well as other communities in which it operates.
Meibar began her career at Mattel in 1984 as an Area Manager Analyst in the international division.
She was promoted to Manager and later, Director of Planning for Latin America.
From 1995 to 2003, she served as vice president of Latin America Export, managing 22 countries.
During this time, she
doubled the business and changed the business model for Mattel
in that region.
In 2003, she was appointed to the position of vice president global diversity.
This position was created as the result of a clearly identified strategic need within Mattel
for a stronger focus on diversity worldwide.
After emigrating from Cuba at the age of twelve, Meibar moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Gardena High School.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Southern California in 1980 and an M.B.A. in management from Pepperdine University in 1983, which is ranked one of the top business schools in the country.
is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish.
Meibar serves as a board member of the Los Angeles Urban League, UNCF and of United Friends of the Children.
She is a graduate of Leadership Los Angeles and is a sought out speaker in Diversity and Inclusion as well as the Development of Sales and Customer Management functions.